CVE-2015-8985

NameCVE-2015-8985
DescriptionThe pop_fail_stack function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and application crash) via vectors related to extended regular expression processing.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs779392

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
glibc (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.19-18+deb8u10vulnerable
stretch2.24-11+deb9u3vulnerable
stretch (security)2.24-11+deb9u1vulnerable
buster, sid2.27-6vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
glibcsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant779392

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21163
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=glibc.git;h=eb04c21373e2a2885f3d52ff192b0499afe3c672 (2.28)
DoS via crafted regexps are not considered security issues by glibc upstream

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